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was manufactured at a facility in the united states by the raytheon systems company this is not the first time this has happened syria is actually littered with weapons that are made to nato standards and some of which have actually been manufactured in the united states the question now is how much do washington and nato know about their weapons falling into the hands of the very cherice they claim to be fighting there is a deafening silence a purposeful lack of interest a purposeful apathy and the reason for this is simple the us government and the military industrial complex and the corporate owned media that functions as an echo chamber for the military industrial complex actually does not care the us government prosecutes those who they say aid and abet terrorism well guess what american war contractors are aiding and abetting terrorism but the us judicial system the justice department the long arm of american law enforcement will not be
used against these same military corporations which in fact they're subsidized receive a form of welfare from american taxpayers every year. a russian mold inside the us embassy in moscow it's salacious stuff britain's guardian newspaper has been reveling in its group but all is not nearly as it seems to correspondent it goes to know explains everybody loves the spy drama mystery suspense and the russian from for time. when they move to the stapling. my name is and then you are a russian spy. this guardian story had every ingredient for a thriller recipe the u.s. secret service as quite clearly stems from the very name it's one of the most
enigmatic agencies of the u.s. government its main function is to protect the lives of u.s. presidents ministers the top political brass and that is where the russians according to the guardian planted a more the russian spy had been working under texted in the heart of the american embassy in moscow for more than a decade she had plenty of time together intelligence without supervision the source said the guardian's head of investigations claims she was operational for a whole decade in that time through the agency's internet in e-mail systems she had access to all kinds of highly classified stuff including the shared jewels of the president and vice president all of that according to the guardian the woman fed to the office be russia's key security agency before being let go last year over security concerns they had lined the narrative the details looked spectacular in
the scoop which was even projected to link to a spy ploy in washington d.c. the self or activities of stealing and sharing information could shed more light on how the russians were able to hack the twenty sixteen presidential election office of the d.n.c. except the secret service was. unimpressed by the reporting and not out of shame or embarrassment but because of the facts according to the media release within the agency the woman in question held the position of a foreign service national these employees have their duties outlined very strictly as by default the secret service views every one of them surprises as potential spies the woman's responsibilities were limited to things like translation cultural guidance but ministry of support and i don't mean to offend anybody here but this sounds more like the job description of a tourist guide rather than a spy a material employee. and i wish i could say the guardian did not know all these
things when publishing the article but they did prior to the guardian publishing their article the u.s. secret service provided they are editor with their official statement clearly refuting in found information despite all this the article was published as is after all everybody loves a spy drama but some plots a better be saved hollywood script. and while this particular russian spy story was debunked even by the u.s. secret service itself america's politicians have been doubling down on allegations of moscow meddling in elections they've pledged to protect the upcoming midterm elections in november from foreign interfere. our democracy itself is in the crosshairs today by russia to try to weaken and divide that it's a threat it's not going away prevent foreign interference in our elections to
prevent russian and other foreign influence that the russians try to hack into and steal information candidates and government officials alike cyber attacks against voting infrastructure or future intrusions malicious cyber attackers targeting like the fishers it goes beyond the elections it goes to russia's intent to undermine our democratic values. content is created tested and hosted on platforms such as you tube reddit and pinterest its push to twitter and facebook with their standing audiences in the hundreds of millions and it's targeted at the most receptive this is a problem of the entire information ecosystem this is cross-platform reddit confirmed hundreds of ira created accounts tumblr did. a lot of pride pride related content less news more names isn't just a couple of platforms this is music out this is video games this is me i'm sharing
it it's much broader than twitter and. when you look it's just hilarious when i hear that funny pictures can undermine american democracy i think it's just paranoia that goes off the scale it's not respectable for american lawmakers to make a sensation out of nothing we're not the ones who invented social media and we're not the ones who insisted on making social media open to everybody they're going to blame russia for whatever happens in the november elections whatever goes wrong whatever problems we have it's russia's fault there are no racial divisions there is no way in quality of income there are no problems in this country except the ones that are made by russia this is ridiculous what's going on here. they have to use something to deflect criticism from their own. rules their own rulership this is absolutely getting out of control right now i have not seen it like this before and it's getting more and more dangerous when you think of the relations between
two superpowers they don't want better relations with russia they want to push this line and they yes there's a war between trump and his intelligence it's all too international the sunday program running down the top stories of the week and off today we return in just a myth. i they gave his financial camera. roughly once they showed some leave for them. to joan cool videos and sell them with a roughly string attached. line down more on string i don't roughly don't t.v. . i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter to us is over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten like hard times happy each day. eighty five
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group has been working there for almost two years distributing more than two hundred fifty thousand meals and supplies our correspondent in paris reports. in paris is a gritty eighteenth hunty small town hundreds of my clients clustered together on the streets they gather here as it's where food is distributed by and they're confronting. to twenty months solid data to me call wilson look set to close its doors. saying it they just can't take it anymore. it's become more tense we're serving around seven hundred breakfasts every day to migrants who live in terrible conditions they have nothing not even tends to sleep on the ground and sometimes woken up by the police in the morning they kick them and use tear gas to move them so when they come to us they're stressed and nervous twice last week we had to stop serving food to let the tension calm down this is something new for us so yes we're stopping migrants have been expelled by police in this area many times
felipe tells me that despite this they come back and every time they do this situation becomes even more desperate from the beginning our mission was to serve hot drinks and bread and we've done this for twenty months every day during the last month or so we started questioning our mission because we don't want to volunteer to be put in danger. who is to blame for this situation for not giving enough help to the migrants on the streets is this the mayor of paris is this the government of france. is on for us is both the state is responsible for people on the streets for taking in migrants at the same time the authorities in paris are restricting access to water taps in the summer is irresponsible they also have a responsibility towards the miners and their miners here who sleep on the street and in the comfort drug addicts me the state nor the parish administration is doing its job. with the authorities not providing enough support the volunteers giving up
just a stone's throw away from haiti is an area known locally as crack hill that's also made things worse for those working to help the migrants felipe says that some of the drug addicts are also coming for food handouts and causing problems. the drug addicts are evacuated recently but nothing was done to help them and they came back today now come for a break for this too it creates additional tension very aggressive including towards the volunteers so this is an explosive situation. while we were cooling into the meat the sink distribution point to take individual approaches all moving but i saw lambeau media in which there's. been i didn't hear i was only did i man our margin up so basically we did that i mean some of the people of the streets are very uncomfortable with it like filming that we're not filming it he says but they just kept up with the cameras. be letting people see this is
the. exact. thing i don't know maybe more people are coming up nothing is being done about it and there are the drug addicts as you saw it's impossible to film people here it's becoming more difficult than before we think the situation is explosive and it puts is in real danger. by shutting up shop so legality may call listen know that they are cutting off a vital lifeline for phone looking economists but as well as doing it out of concern for their volunteers they hope to move to prompt the authorities to start ignoring the plight of my clients and force them to take action show the t.v. ski r.t. paris. the venezuelan president nicolas maduro says he has a scaped an attempt on his life after drones carrying explosives detonated nearby while he was addressing troops in caracas video agency ruptly called the moment on
camera. i did a little bit of that a good little for the corner you know the. president my daughter was unharmed although we understand seven soldiers were injured and the venezuelan government says it's already detained some of those behind the assassination plot my daughter who is also were flung blame at neighboring colombia which denies any involvement though an armed group called the flannel soldiers claims it carried out the attack are just about wrapping up the weekly here on r.t. international for this hour but my colleague andrew farmer here in half an hour with another edition of the week.
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join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sport i'm sure i'll see them. welcome to the world a part of the united states and the philippines have a curious history together once a colony down a staunch military ally when ellie's now are trying to take steps to redefine and
rebalance its relationship with washington and by extension some of its friends and both how is it going so far well to discuss that i'm now joined by peter cayetano secretary of foreign affairs of the shall attend secretary it's a great pleasure great honor welcoming you're in the studio thank you very much for coming over the honors mine thank you very much for having me now your visit to moscow comes at a time when. you can't even describe the relationship between russia and the united states intelligence i mean it's a it's a big mess and i don't think we can even put some label on it i wonder if you believe this trip of yours will be noticed in washington where the friends in need their friends in the russia the russian federation president putin came today the philippines while we were fighting terrorists and now mara we and we owe it to russia to also come and show our friendship whether there are world issues or
not being discussed our bilateral relationship is strong and we want it to be stronger now let's discuss your relationship with the united states first because obviously it has a much longer history then your relationship with russia i heard you compare your relationship with a washington to that of a family with a kid who came of age and wants to charge he's a her own. own path which means meeting with people that apparently do not necessarily approve of and do you yourself come from a very well placed family i'm sure you on earth your carrots requests and everybody else's is that how the philippines relates to the united states these days well my father a filipino from the smallest town in metro manila and my mother is an american and my mother and my father loves my mother very much but always said that the americans cannot dictate to the filipinos what to do and it's up to the filipinos
to chart their own destiny precedent that there comes from this generation of appreciating the history noting that there were no points in the history at times that we were taken advantage off but noting also that the strong military ties and the aid and the help and the people to people relationship there's three point five million filipino americans or filipinos in the in the u.s. having said that you know it's like you love your parents but they can dictate your life do you have solidity but the secretary i think in every functioning family the parents remain the authority figures even after the children leave the house this is what i'm trying to get from you how much of of an authority you vast in the preferences in it in the opinions of the united states at this point of time well that's precisely what we want to change you know. we we will not swallow hook line and sinker that we have called one or the same interest when our
interests they verge we will pursue what this in our best interest when their common interests we should pursue it but gone are the days when anything that the west or. american to say is good for us you know we're not in the cold war i came from well some people say we are in in an even worse period than. the color of the older students today students for international relations from the cold war mentality we should have the coldplay mentality you know and it's all about fixing ourselves about you know seeing the light and being honest with each other we live in a multiple or world and the u.s. and other great powers have to find its place in the new world order now this new policy of independence is associated first and foremost with president reagan the terra there who judging from polls remains quite popular among your country man but
as you yourself never tire of saying the philippines is a democracy and therefore can elect somebody with a totally different vision help us understand here how much of the current poster is tied directly to the president his personality and how much of it is institutionally driven that bill outlast him. well in the sense that president that that made no gave no illusions and during the campaign said this is how i'll treat china this is how i will treat the u.s. i don't want any one dictating upon the filipino people i'm accountable only to the philippine people so in that sense it's very institutional in the sense that it's very personal it's really the president under our constitution that dictates foreign policy but our constitution says independent foreign policy meaning a foreign policy for us but in the past we've always said whatever the u.s.
or the west that's right for what is your sense of your own people's desires do you think that kind of irene taishan is going to stand for longer than four years that he has it now my godfather was always telling me in the time that we had walkmans if you ask anyone do you want an i pod no one will say i want tonight but because you didn't know what it is' you didn't know what i tunes to us so you know we're now discovering what the independent foreign policy is what it is to have mature friendship with the u.s. what delling them that we want a mature relationship with russia we have a dispute with china but still we want the relationship with china and the rest of the world so it's too early to tell but i can say there's a lot of excitement there'll be a lot of benefits for the chinese people the filipino people the russian people we have a lot of chinese filipinos but when the former president went again to china they were just quiet so now there are some noise there are some people who are quiet in
the u.s. but they know that the people to people relationship you know but still different from the international relationships of state to state now there is an asking you because the philippines is definitely not alone in adopting this more versatile foreign policy what you say is very slim. how for example the pakistanis. describe their relationship with the united states and other actors it doesn't look like a broader trend the question is and it is often asked by our american colleagues is whether it is likely to make asia more or less stable i mansour question by a direct example so you talk to the americans and they saying they're increasing their presence in the south china sea and in a sea because. the chinese are also getting more aggressive in building some defensive posture and putting military assets on some features in the south china
sea and according to the americans the sea lanes there are too important for world com worse you talk to the chinese they'll tell you that seventy percent of their economy passes through that channel and commerce is too important to that so both are saying the same thing but from an opposite point of view so what do we do if filipinos be pro chinese are doing be pro america or do we tell both of them were pro filipino and you guys have to talk and work out this region. so that the us in a sea and the philippines will be caught in between so i think it's not just a trend it's the right thing it's really difficult not to be caught in between especially as town just but it's not the cold war anymore there's no left and right through right than wrong or evil and good you know it's a multi-polar world you have bilateral relationships you have multilateral relationships you have transnational crimes you have to resume so you know we have to get we have to find a way not only to live with each other but to find the world order where all of us
have an opportunity for great and i ask you though we just discussed a little bit the complexity of your relationship with the united states how you try to rebalance it while retaining the positives i'm sure your relationship with china i mean it follows a different trajectory but you would agree perhaps that the court. that is just as complex and challenging on a personal level on professional level who do you find more challenging the americans or the chinese when you negotiate. say said in the think back in the us the americans are parents but we're saying we're off to college and allow us to pick our own friends the chinese our roommate you know their close neighbors so regardless what we do with each other and how we treat each other it's going to affect our economy our people are security. you know so. the complexity comes in not in the bilateral relationship but in the overall.
regional and world grieve agrees and in the world order so it's equally. challenging but we are speaking this frankly to our american counterparts and to the members of the u.s. congress who care about the philippines and we think to a frank discussion you know we'll get somewhere now you just mentioned your talk at the council on foreign relations last year and in that talk you also suggested that the russians i'd be cautious have been to seeing a relationship they philippians because of the says deeply ingrained called war perception of your country as a very very close american associate not even an ally it would say i think more like an associate more and ate how far have moscow and many gotten. have in practical terms my perception is that both in moscow and manila there were policy makers who say you know take it a step at a time be cautious this just might be
a connection between press and then put in the press have been there or very good talks between prime minister medvedev and president there you know but from that time on you know we have had for example we were buying arms from the u.s. and because certain members of course. and that's were making noise about alleged human rights violation you know when we need that the most it was in there but here comes china and here comes russia despite policymakers in beijing and moscow saying let's be careful let's see what's happening you know took a leap of faith and came to manila and don't get me wrong the u.s. also helped us in malawi and the australians the japanese you know and we appreciate this but what we're saying is that we want that much your real friendship we may be a smaller country well that that friendship also has a material benefit. is all it said not only friendship but also not that far away i
mean russia or not and i have a perfect question for you on that subject because i think you have some very funny amazing metaphors i heard you say that with ten million filipinos living abroad you guys are accident in long distance relationships i think we here in russia and a bit more said that to me time to develop stronger ties with those who are either close to these dos we can reach to territorially through land what could possibly breach this eight more than eight thousand kilometer distance but been in manila discovery i think the more we discovered russia and the more russia discovers the filipinos will find out that we have a lot of things in common. we both have a strong sense of identity and are finding our place not only in society in the world but both of us just you know wants to get along with the rest of the world
have enough food that they will you know we also often misunderstood in our intentions right that this is one that one of the things me because again the cold war mentality i mean again it's always spot caged in some western media that this is correct this is so wrong you know so we have to judge countries actions and leaders directives caseworker. you know you're going to everything us that is correct or you can oppose or say everything the us is wrong so we need more objective but the reality is. you know media tries to give the facts but also leans. their worldview so this is where social media and direct communication comes in unfortunately it's sometimes called fake news is sometimes is but it's sometimes actually a different world view package as fake news by powerful people now i know that russian particularly is interested in marketing its nuclear power and transferring the expertise to the and to the philippines i wonder is that something that may be
of interest to you particularly the nuclear energy issue from what i understand it's quite a contentious subject in your country we are interested in everything that they saw russia and we hope that we can interest russia with everything that's filipino from our warm hospitality to our beautiful islands countryside mountains from your sophisticated military hardware to your transport that vehicle is exciting motorcycles you know i ask you specifically about it then you can hear this from what i knew if you actually built one nuclear power for but it never went into operation because bill you are in of the us that infested with corruption we pay of course u.s. . company under the guidance of international financial institutions the us which corruption has been exposed in the last few decades so the contention is not the
use of nuclear power itself or aid or help or for usha or russian technology the issue of more of the location of where the nuclear power plant is the controversy is more if we should build there because there are strong feelings given the history but in the. so if i ask operation in this map that we've signed agreements where vet our scientists are very excited their department of science and technology or department of energy is excited that the way it works with your. agencies in atomic and nuclear fields ok well secretary we have to take a very short break now but he will be back in just a few moments hint hint .